- @NickCookUK @MagsNews Doesn't surprise me. flipchartfairytales.wordpress.com/2013/12/02/wha… 2 hours ago
- @edwest Why don't you ask the families of these guys? politiken.dk/newsinenglish/… 2 hours ago
- RT @Shelter: 'The government can cut less than £12 billion from benefits.' @vanloHousing's analysis: shltr.org.uk/an1 http://t.co/MBP… 2 hours ago
- @Wonkypolicywonk What's this? 2 hours ago
- @daeaves We need someone to do one of those cool data maps. 2 hours ago
- F A Cup final at 5.30. Wrong. Just wrong. 2 hours ago
- RT @sarahlaitner: Love this quote, from the FT's news editor: facebook.com/wearablesatwor… http://t.co/TbcuNuYg8Q 2 hours ago
- @PaulBivandCESI I'd forgotten about that too. Their occupation categories here are different from the usual ones. @StrongerInNos @ONS 6 hours ago
- RT @jdportes: NAO report on welfare reform implementation : mixed. Some success but also very costly & avoidable failures http://t.co/pgYa… 6 hours ago
- @PaulBivandCESI Where was this table from Paul? @StrongerInNos @ONS 6 hours ago
- Appraisal: Would anything really bad happen if we just stopped doing it? bit.ly/1HvKONy asks @Rob_Briner 6 hours ago
- Pages 54-59 ask whether flexible workforce, low unionisation and low regulation improve productivity. They don't. 7 hours ago
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Monthly Archives: December 2011
Signs of what McKinsey called “The Great Rebalancing” are all around us. I smiled when I read about the messages of solidarity sent by Egyptians to the Occupy protesters in Europe and the USA. Time was when students in cold … Continue reading
Austerity, it seems, means that more of us are staying at home this Christmas and making our own fun. According to the Telegraph’s Harry Wallop, sales of board games are up this year, and they are especially popular among 7 … Continue reading
Today is the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. To be more accurate, it was at 5.30 this morning, London time. That’s the point when the sun reached the Tropic of Capricorn, its furthest point away from us. Today is … Continue reading
A hospital doctor has been awarded a record £4.5m for sex and race discrimination by an employment tribunal. It is an enormous amount of money but, according to the tribunal report, the employer’s behaviour was enormously bad. So bad that … Continue reading
Last week, in the pub, a friend of mine was reflecting on her recent consultancy assignments. From the outside, all the companies she worked for seemed to epitomise corporate excellence, with their gleaming headquarters and slick public images. Yet, once … Continue reading
Yesterday’s rise in unemployment took the total to a seventeen year high but the 128,000 rise over the last quarter hides something just as significant. Over the same period, the number of employees fell by 252,000. Much of the difference between … Continue reading
David Cameron claimed to be protecting British business and, especially, the City when he wielded his veto at the EU summit on Friday. You might, then, have expected him to return home to a rapturous welcome from bankers and business … Continue reading